Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA holds the rank of Professor at Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) in Cumberland, Maryland where she has taught since 1987. Prior to assuming her faculty position at ACM, Ms. Snyder directed a large multi-service program for the elderly in Philadelphia (1975- 1984). Her program was recognized by foundations and government funding agencies as an exemplary model for community-based services to older people. Ms. Snyder currently is the Director of the Human Service Associate curriculum and the Integrative Health program. As Chair of the Integrative Health Team, she has spearheaded an effort to create a national model for allied health education based on a whole person, integrative approach to care. Included in her leadership positions at ACM have been service as the Co-chair for the College’s Middle States Accreditation (1992-1994), Chair of the Learning Community Project (1995-2000) and Chair of the Vision/Mission Task Force which oversaw the college-wide process of developing a new mission statement (2001-2003). A social worker since 1974, Cherie received her BA from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa (1972), her MSS from the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research (1974), and an MA in Social Gerontology from the University of Pennsylvania (1984). Ms. Snyder is committed to building a deep sense of community where peace, social justice, and healing are powerful forces for change.